Today I am a bad parent because…

I have started a new series of blog posts. I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This […]

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Some cat behaviours explained…?

 We have two cats in the Mad House of Cats & Babies (hence the name of the blog) and this little pictorial from Sainsbury’s Bank is quite helpful, to explain the sometimes baffling (to humans at least) behaviours of cats. Layla and Jasper approve and think it would be good for all humans to have […]

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And sleep….

It’s funny, to be writing a positive post about sleep. This blog started as a sort of journal or place for me to get my feelings out in the midst of what was the hardest part of my parenting journey so far, when we were all so sleep deprived, our marriage was struggling, I was […]

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Give me an hour…

After some reflection and thought whilst on holiday and a chat with the children, we have come to a deal, with how we will manage our time, in this long summer holiday. They want to spend time with me. They know that what I do on the blog is becoming more of a job now, […]

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Bad parenting day? They happen. It’s ok.

When you are are having a VERY BAD DAY and you want bedtime to happen… Last week, we had a really bad day. I had a bad parenting day. We all seemed to have woken up in bad moods, and both the children, in their own ways, were not their usual selves. The boy had […]

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